The world is your oys­ter

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We ex­plore lux­u­ri­ous is­land get­aways and city breaks in the re­gion and add in some shop­ping hints in Jakarta, Bali, Singapore and Hong Kong.

When choos­ing your next re­lax­ing is­land get­away, city shop­ping break or per­haps a longer, more in­dul­gent hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence, the ever ex­pand­ing and ex­trav­a­gant world of lux­ury travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion is ready to sat­isfy your sense of ex­plo­ration and ad­ven­ture.

With a unique and vi­brant cul­ture, Bali is of course In­done­sia’s num­ber one tourist des­ti­na­tion, and for good rea­son. With a med­ley of the high­est cal­i­bre ac­com­mo­da­tion, the Is­land of the Gods has a rep­u­ta­tion for lux­u­ri­ous villa re­sorts and el­e­gant trop­i­cal ho­tels backed by the famed Ba­li­nese hos­pi­tal­ity, sump­tu­ous spas and of­ten ex­cep­tional fa­cil­i­ties.

Over re­cent years Bali has also be­come syn­ony­mous with ex­cel­lent din­ing and top­class nightlife as well as fa­mous cul­ture, arts and spe­cial­ist bou­tique shop­ping. Fur­ther afield dis­cover the Mal­dives, Bora Bora and the Sey­chelles, each of­fer­ing their own style of lux­ury trop­i­cal liv­ing. Or for that shorter break ex­plore what the re­gion’s city ho­tels have to of­fer, where you might take in a concert or catch up on your re­tail ther­apy.

While there are plenty of deca­dent city breaks and hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions on your doorstep, as the world be­comes ever more in­ter­con­nected, the op­por­tu­ni­ties for the global trav­eller are both im­mense and in­spir­ing. With busi­ness class travel, along with its sup­port­ing ser­vices, be­com­ing ever more wide­spread, there has never been a bet­ter time to spread your wings and fly to a land far-far away.

If you can’t de­cide, then why not pick one of the many lux­ury cruises that criss-cross the re­gion’s seas, and which call at some of the most spec­tac­u­lar des­ti­na­tions. De­part­ing Singapore on

8th De­cem­ber 2018, for ex­am­ple, is Celebrity Cruise’s 14-night South­east Asia Cruise aboard the won­der­ful Celebrity Mil­len­nium. For a longer jour­ney ex­plore the lux­ury state­rooms, ex­quis­ite din­ing and ex­tra­or­di­nary nightlife aboard Cu­nard’s Queen Vic­to­ria on her 30-day jour­ney from Auck­land to Singapore. De­part­ing on 23rd Fe­bru­ary 2019, this el­e­gant float­ing oa­sis of lux­ury will call at the Bay of Is­lands, Syd­ney, Bris­bane, Air­lie Beach, Dar­win, Bali, Phu My, Nha Trang, Hong Kong and Chan May. Once in port or moored, guests can dis­em­bark and ex­plore, ei­ther in­de­pen­dently or via ex­cur­sions ar­ranged by Cu­nard’s own concierge.

With to­day’s high-qual­ity travel and hos­pi­tal­ity, the world truly is your oys­ter.

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